|by Russell Sadler The State of California plans to float $7.4 billion in bonds to finance a 10 percent rate cut and begin paying off $28 billion in "stranded utility costs," the payments utilities make on bad investments like failed nuclear powerplants|
|by Randolph T. Holhut A year when the excesses of All O.J., All The Time were topped by the saturation coverage given to the death of Princess Di|
|by Walt Brasch The media -- almost all of which pretend they don't use paparazzi -- opened their pages to an almost unlimited collection of photos and in-depth stories, liberally sprinkled by speculation, rumor, innuendo, and hearsay|
|by Donella H. Meadows For every pound of shrimp brought up in nets five pounds of other creatures come up as "bycatch" and are thrown back dead -- and that's not the worst of it|
|by Jim Hightower The real gravy is ladled out in end-of-the-year bonuses, and this year's holiday bonanza is the richest in history, with Wall Street's brokerage houses and banks serving up billions of dollars to those at the top|
|by Norman Solomon As Bill Clinton completes his fifth year in the White House, the press is likely to tell us -- at great length -- what his presidency has meant so far. But don't expect much scrutiny of the news media's role in the Clinton era|
|by Norman Solomon Although journalists do not covet these annual awards, the competition remains fierce for America's smelliest media achievements.|
|by Jay Brodell The drug money has corrupted the police, the politicians and even the laborers of Mexico, and assasination of reporters is becoming commonplace|
|by Alexander Cockburn Is the recent massacre of 45 Tsotzil Indians in Chiapas province the start of a transition by the Mexican government from a low-intensity, low-publicity war against the Zapatistas to a Guatemalan-style solution to the Indian rebellion?|
|by Alexander Cockburn The plan to trap more than a hundred gray wolves in Canada and release them in Yellowstone National Park didn't end quite the way that millions expected|
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